Windows, Doors, Curtain Walls

Liquid windows and the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow

They look like ordinary windows but they're not. Inside each pane, there is a continuous flow of distilled water and glycol. The windows have been designed by researchers and architects working to create the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow....

OVERVIEW | Nanomaterials in the built environment

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   The growing field of nanotechnology can be found in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, information technology, and environmental protection, but also in the building sector. It involves the...

Liquid windows and the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow

They look like ordinary windows but they're not. Inside each pane, there is a continuous flow of distilled water and glycol. The windows have been designed by researchers and architects working to create the energy-efficient buildings of...

OVERVIEW | Nanomaterials in the built environment

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   The growing field of nanotechnology can be found in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, information technology, and environmental protection, but also in the building sector. It...

What is the future of the Polish window and door industry?

How will the sector of windows and doors look in Poland in 2031? Based on foresight research prepared by ASM-Market Research and Analysis Centre, 4 different scenarios have been prepared for the Polish Windows and Doors Association...

BUILD UP partners release joint position paper on EPBD potential of windows

For the first time, the building glass façade and window industry represented by European Aluminium, EuroWindoor, ES-SO and Glass for Europe have come together to call for a modernised EPBD to unleash the energy savings potential of high...

OVERVIEW | Quality and compliance issues in relation to the energy performance of buildings

Effective implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in practice implies, among other things, high quality construction works such that a completed building’s energy performance is as planned. It also requires...

Swiss window industry introduces voluntary energy labelling for windows

In January 1 2015 the voluntary Swiss window energy labelling, Energieettikette für Fenster, was introduced. It has been launched with the support of the Swiss Professional Association for Windows and Facades (Schweizerischen Fachverband...

Innovation: a smart self-tinting and self-powered window

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have developed a smart window which can darken or brighten without the need for an external power source. This unique self-tinting window requires zero electricity to operate and is also a...

BUILD UP Web Seminar video recordings | CEN standards for the energy performance of buildings - Results and revision overviews

This BUILD UP Web Seminar addresses the following: Results, time schedule and work programme of CEN/TC 371 Program Committee on EPBD (Energy Performance of Building Directive) A new model for CEN/TC 89 Thermal performance of buildings and...